Transforming Leadership

ISBN-10: 0802141188

ISBN-13: 9780802141187

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

James MacGregor Burns was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on August 3, 1918. After graduating from Williams College, he went to Washington and worked as a congressional aide. During World War II, he served as an Army combat historian in the Pacific and received a Bronze Star. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He did postdoctoral work at the London School of Economics. He taught at Williams College. His first book, Congress on Trial: The Legislative Process and the Administrative State, was published in 1949. After his second book, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox, he ran for Congress in 1958 and lost. During the campaign he became acquainted with John F. Kennedy and received unrestricted access to Kennedy, his staff and his records. This resulted in the book John Kennedy: A Political Profile. His other works included The Deadlock of Democracy, The Power to Lead: The Crisis of the American Presidency, and Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World. Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom won the Pulitzer Prize, the Parkman Prize, and the National Book Award. The first volume of The American Experiment also received a Pulitzer Prize. He died on July 15, 2014 at the age of 95.

Prologue: Empowering Happiness
Change
Mysteries of Leadership
Searching for the X Factor
Leaders
Kings and Queens, Knights and Pawns
Leaders as Planners
Leadership
The Transformation of American Leadership
France: Trials of Leadership
Leadership as Conflict
People
The Anatomy of Motivation
Creative Leadership
The Leader-Follower Paradox
Conflict: The Arming of Leadership
Transformation
The Power of Values
The People, Yes?
Epilogue: Global Poverty: Putting Leadership to Work
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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